The Croatian Music Information Center of the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall continues its successful international activity, mediating musical editions and musical materials for the performance of works by Croatian authors around the world. And this time, at the request of interested top foreign ensembles, the October music events in Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic were enriched with the ouvre of Dora Pejačević!
From the publishing catalog of the Music Information Center Dora Pejačević’s Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33 was performed for the first time in Finland, in the city of Jyväskylä, on October 26. It was performed by the Jyväskylä Sinfonia, the German pianist Oliver Triendl, and Eugene Tzigane, a young and increasingly sought-after conductor, who is remembered by the Croatian public as the winner of the 2nd prize at the International Conducting Competition Lovro von Matačić, 2007.
In Gothenburg, Sweden, in the hall of the Academy of Music and Drama of the University of Gothenburg, Dora’s Overture in D minor, Op. 49, was performed on October 22 by the Gothenburg University Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Simon Crawford-Phillips.
The performance of Dora’s Overture in D minor, Op. 49 was also performed by the Janáček Philharmonic from Ostrava under the direction of maestro Marko Ivanović at the closing concert of the Lednice-Valtice music festival in the Czech Republic. It is one of the six works by Dora that found their place in the Festival program, which MIC reported on its pages in August. The Czech audience had the opportunity to hear the Symphony in F minor, Op. 41 in the interpretation of the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the Czech conductor of the younger generation, Robert Kružík (September 24), Love Song, Op. 39 interpreted by soprano Josipa Bainac and Ensemble Illyrica (September 25), The Life of Flowers, interpreted by Aljoša Jurinić (September 30), who, together with Luka Ljubas, also performed the Slavic Sonata in B flat minor, op. 43 (October 1), and finally String Quartet in C Major, Op. 58 performed by the prestigious Talich Quartet (October 2).
Cover photo: members of the Jyväskylä Sinfonia Orchestra from Finland. Photographer: Jiri Halttunen
Ana Unkić / Jelena Vuković